Friday, January 17, 2014

Hop, Hop, Hop!


I missed last week's Celebration of the Small Things, but I'll make up for it this week by celebrating extra hard. Hope that counts.


Thanks VIKLIT






I'm celebrating finishing a rewrite on a YA manuscript. Yay! I'm jumping up and down in case you can't see me. And I sent it off to my miracle group, The Garret. Let me just give them a few celebratory kudos. Mel Higgins, Heather Couthard and Yvonne Ventresca are amazing readers and writers. We've hung out together for several years now and I couldn't continue if they weren't there.

Be sure to watch for Yvonne's book PANDEMIC when it's released this year.  It's a great YA read and so on topic.



Something else I'm celebrating is signing up for CHAPTER SEE. It's another site to showcase your books. Since I've just started, I can't say if it's effective, but I'll keep you posted.



I've got 16 votes for Alligators Ovehead on that contest at LinkedIn. Of course I need 40, so chances are now slim to none that I'll win. If you're on LinkedIn and have a minute to give me a LIKE, I'd really appreciate it. I hate to not even get half way to 40!

Carrie Butler has a new cover! WHERE ARE THESE MEN?
CARRIE BUTLER
MICHAEL DI GESU'S the host!
What do love about COFFEE? As for me, it's the aroma of freshly ground beans that hooks my nose and pulls me from between the sheets in the morning. The first coffee has to be a cappuccino and usually that's all I need. If I do have another cup, it has to be very dark and plain. So join the hop unless you're GARY, then don't. 

36 comments:

  1. Congratulations on finishing the rewrite!
    Carrie's cover looks great.

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  2. Yes, congratulations on the rewrite - always cause for celebration.
    I don't drink coffee but strangely I like the smell. I'm a tea person!

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  3. Hooray for the Garret. Yes, the thought of a nice warm cup o' joe is what makes getting out of bed not seem so bad.

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  4. Hooray for the Garret. Yes, the thought of a nice warm cup o' joe is what makes getting out of bed not seem so bad.

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  5. YAY! Rewrites can be frustrating.I wish I had amazing readers and writers to help me. Congratulations. Carrie's cover is great and I'm hopping over to Linkedin to vote.

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  6. Congrats on the rewrites.

    One cup is usually all I need. I'm wired enough.

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  7. Yay for the rewrites. I love watching the story strengthen in revision.

    As for coffee...I only love the aroma. It's heavenly. But the taste, not so much.

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  8. So happy for you on your manuscript! Yay! The smell of coffee is an eye opener, one that makes me smile :)

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  9. So happy to share the writing journey with you, through critiques and everything else.

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  10. Rewrites are hard: congrats on finishing. If coffee tasted as good as it smelled, I'd drink it!

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  11. Congrats on finishing your rewrite. I tried to Like the link posted, but got nowhere. Check the link?

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  12. YAY for finishing your rewrite... I am currently half way through mine... UGG...

    Thankfully this HOP is a fun way to escape from the trenches for a while.

    THANKS Lee for hopping along with us!

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  13. I've had my morning coffee, then another, so I'm wired for the day! Great to see all of you here. Always enjoy your comments.

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  14. The smell of coffee is wonderful. Even people who don't like coffee love the smell.

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  15. CONGRATS on the rewrites!

    I like the aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

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  16. That first cup always tastes the best. With lots of milk for me.

    A whole room for coffee? How big is it?

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  17. Woohoo! Congrats on the rewrites! Great feeling…now I have to get mine done also, sigh. Happy Weekend ;)

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  18. So much to comment on! And so little that I understand, as a newcomer to the blog. But never let it be said about Briane Pagel that he let a little thing like "not knowing anything about what he's talking about" keep him from talking endlessly about the thing he knows nothing about! Also, never let it be said about Briane Pagel that he is afraid to go third person in his comments! Also, never let it be said that Briane Pagel ought not to phrase all his comments in the negative, because it makes it hard to say whether he makes any sense.

    (Hint: he doesn't.)

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  19. Yay for the rewrite! And while I don't drink coffee, I definitely love the smell of it, =3

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  20. I made a second LI acct (under my real name) just to give you another vote. I believe in you and wish AO would get more attention. You're a fabulous writer, help anyone who asks, and deserve more success. (((Hugs)))

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  21. Congratulations on finishing your rewrite! :) And thank you for the shout-out!

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  22. Woot! Congrats on the rewrite! I'll bring the coffee if you share the champagne!

    Isabelle is absolutely loving Alligators Overhead--in fact, she was in a kids book club that starts up again next week *reading ho-hum selections* but she wants me to pick books for her instead! Apparently, you've made quite the impression, and have spoiled her on more interesting & engaging words!

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  23. Okay, bonus points for commenting at gone two in the morning! Must drink less coffee. Must drink less coffee.

    Here's to extra hard celebrations. And no innuendo intended.

    Yay to your YA rewrite. Whatever a "YA" is. Gosh, you writers and your acronyms.

    Thanks for the shoutout to Carrie. And once again, I see that Carrie has used a cover depiction of me.

    Yes, I wont join that hippety hoppety bloggy thingy. Nothing like a frothy coffee to get the day, or two in the morning, going.

    As usual and forever n'stuff, your starstruckest fan,

    Gary!

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  24. Finishing a rewrite always gives me the happy-jollies. So Congrats on that.

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  25. You should win for biggest chuckle...unless your Gary. LOL.

    I'm on linked in! I'd be happy to add my vote. Off to do it now!

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  26. You've got so many awesome things to celebrate.. congrats on finishing you manuscript:)

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  27. Congratulations on the book revision and having awesome critique partners. Sounds like you had a wonderful yet busy week. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  28. Lots too celebrate, and yes, fab covers.

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  29. What a great writerly start to your new year!
    Sounds like you're on a roll C.Lee!
    The Garret... mmm... wish I could hook up with a critique group this side of the globe...

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  30. Congrats on finishing the rewrite!!

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  31. Good luck with your novels and the contest. And cappuccino is a great way to start the day. Yum.

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  32. It's been so fun to read your work, Lee, and I'm always grateful that you trust your writing to us, to share your stories and characters. Looking forward to many more years of the Garret. Heather

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  33. Congratulations on finishing the edits. Have a lovely Sunday.

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  34. Yeah for finishing the rewrite! What a fabulous way to start 2014. :)

    The Garret group sounds awesome! Best of luck with the LinkedIn contest!

    I love coffee in the morning- or anytime. Hazelnut flavor is my favorite. The smell- yum and the taste is just perfect. :)
    ~Jess

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  35. Yum! Love the smell of fresh ground beans!

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